Manaslu Circuit Trek

An exciting Trekking experience

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is yet one untouched trekking trail in Nepal. Manaslu region is in the western part of Nepal and Mt. Manaslu at [8163m] which is the eighth highest peak in the world with Base Camp at the altitude of 4800m (15748ft).

The Manaslu region is open for trekking only since 1992, AD. Manaslu Circuit is less crowded than fellow Himalayan routes, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Range. Manaslu Circuit trek offers great views of Mount Manaslu; Ganesh Himal Range and others. Scenery provides all Nepal offers; trek from subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayas foothills to the high. This region is full of natural beauty, cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the outback, incomparable beauty and biological varieties that’s amazing. Comprising Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, Monasteries, Chortens, and Tsum Valley, where you can experience pure and original culture, which is also known as a hidden valley.

This trail provides good accommodation without any difficulty, despite badly affected by the earthquake in 2015.

Destination: Manaslu, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Soti Khola - Maccha Khola - Jagat - Phewa - Namrung - Lho - Sama Gong; Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal - Samdo; Tibetan Border - Dharamasala - Bimthang; Larke Pass - Tilije - Tal - Syange - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: February to May and September to December

Group Size
2 - 12
20 days
5130m (16830 ft)
Trans Alps Adventure
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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1327m) and transfer to hotel
    Upon your arrival, our representatives from Mountain Sun Valley Treks will come to pick up you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel by the tourist car.
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Tour
    Today you will have UNESCO world heritage sight-seeing around Kathmandu Valley.
  • Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti-Khola(700m) 8 hours drive
    After having breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Soti-Khola by our private jeep, enjoying the views of the hilly areas, terraces, fields, and rivers. Overnight at Teahouse in Soti-Khola.
  • Day 4 Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m) 6 hrs
    You will start your trek of the day through the forest, colorful villages, clean streams, wonderful waterfalls, and green valley until we reach Lapu Besi. After few hours of the trek, we will reach to Machha Khola and overnight at Teahouse in Maccha Khola
  • Day 5 Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat( 1340m) 8 hrs
    We follow a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring, Tatopani. We will spend some time here and can enjoy the natural sauna in the hot -spring and relieve all our tiredness and stress of the trek. we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach Jagat.
  • Day 6 Trek from Jagat to Phewa(1600m)6 hrs
    The trail is beautiful with unique sculptures over the boulders on the river bank formed due to river water. Leaving the riverbank, you proceed through forests of rhododendron, Himalayan pine and the overhanging rocks on the towering peaks. Finally, you will reach Pewa, the final destination of the day.
  • Day 7 Trek from Pewa to Namrung (2630m) 6.5 hrs
    You will walk across the bamboo forest to reach Deng. On the trail, you can see White Faced monkeys visiting villages on the lookout for a free feed. The trail then proceeds to Ghap through several landslide zones. After about 1hr on the uneven trail, you will climb a zigzag from the river to the neat village of Namrung.
  • Day 8 Trek from Namrung to Lho (2957m) 4 hrs
    Exploring the Tibet-influenced typical lifestyle you will walk past several mani walls, lush terraces and houses through Banjam to enter the fir, rhododendron and oak forest before climbing to Lihi then to Sho. Walking across the rocky hillside routes, you will finally reach Lho.
  • Day 9 Trek from Lho to Sama Gong (3540m) 4 hrs
    The next morning, you will start with a short trek, after crossing the Shyala village, we reach the Sama village where one gets to witness the amazing views of Mount Manaslu and explore the famous Ribung Gompa. The breathtaking view of the high mountains along with glaciers is the highlight of the trip.
  • Day 10 Acclimatization Dayside trip to Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal
    This is the day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon to prevent altitude-related illness. You will walk to Pungyen Gompa on the east of the Nubri Valley. At the hilltop; you will get the enticing views of Manaslu. Nearby, you will see many Himalayan Thars and Yaks grazing.
  • Day 11 Trek from Sama Gong to Samdo 3865m 4 hrs
    You will have a short trek to Samdo. Once you reach Samdo, you can explore the nearby villages or you can hike to Samdo Peak. The Larkya La trail is on the left above the valley. You can also see the main track for Tibet over the Larjyang La forming slopes on the Larkya La trail.
  • Day 12 Acclimatization Dayside trip to Tibetan Border (5100)
    Today, you will stop at Samdo for a day trip to the Tibetan border. From the border, you can also see parts of Tibet and Nepal.
  • Day 13 Trek from Samdo to Dharamasala 4460m 4 hrs
    This is another adventurous day in the high altitude. Enjoying the scenic views of the chain of Himalayas you will walk slowly across the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region before you reach Dharmasala.
  • Day 14 Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m)
    You will walk to Larkya La Pass (5160m) on this day. This is the challenging part of the trek but if you walk steadily, you can walk to the pass successfully. You will catch views of Himlung (7126m) near Tibet and Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) in the Annapurna Range.
  • Day 15 Trek from Bimthang to Tilije(2300m)6-7 hours
    After enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tilije with better accommodation options.
  • Day 16 Trek from Tilije to Tal (1,680m) 6 hours
    We observe mani walls as we ascend ahead to a village of Thonje. We cross security checkpoint at Dharapani which is a part of the Annapurna Circuit section. We hike through Karte Village before we cross suspension bridge over Marshyangdi Khola several times. Further, we go ahead along the trail with mani walls before we arrive in Tal.
  • Day 17 Trek from Tal to Syange (1,400m) 6 hours
    In the morning once we walk down the gentle path and ascend until we get the view of Marshyangdi River. We cross a suspension bridge over the river before we reach a Chyamje village.
  • Day 18 Drive from Syange to Pokhara 6 hrs drive
    Today, you will drive back to Pokhara by private jeep for 6 hours witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains.
  • Day 19 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 20 Final Departure
    We will take you to the Kathmandu Airport for your final departure 3 hours before your flight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.

What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

Can we take showers during the trek?

Showers are available at the teahouses. They will usually be shared bathrooms in most teahouses, especially the higher up you go. You will have to pay for a hot water shower per person.

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